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Latest Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Stories

2008-11-06 15:00:28

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)--supporting research and providing education, advocacy and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers and physicians--today called for all patients to have access to the newest pharmaceuticals making life-changing advances in the treatment of myeloma. REVLIMID(R), THALOMID(R) (global thalidomide) and VELCADE(R), known collectively as the "novel therapies," have extended survival and improved quality of life for patients with the blood...

2008-10-23 15:00:28

Certain genes can influence a person's likelihood to contract and recover from a particular disease such as cancer, U.S. researchers said. Brian Van Ness of the University of Minnesota identified combinations of genes associated with early clinical relapse of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells that produce antibodies. The results raise the possibility a patient's genetic background exerts an important influence on the patient's prognosis and response to treatment, Van...

2008-10-17 09:00:27

Celgene and Acceleron Pharma have initiated a Phase II clinical study of its lead compound ACE-011 in patients with multiple myeloma. Celgene will make a $5 million milestone payment to Acceleron in accordance with the terms of the collaboration agreement between the two companies. The Phase II, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of multiple doses of ACE-011 in multiple myeloma patients with osteolytic bone lesions....

2008-10-16 09:00:10

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) and Acceleron Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics that modulate the growth of tissues including bone and muscle, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical study of its lead compound ACE-011 in patients with multiple myeloma. ACE-011 is being developed to treat bone loss associated with multiple myeloma and other cancers. The clinical study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of ACE-011 in multiple...

2008-10-14 09:00:44

The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium has initiated a three-drug combination study of elotuzumab, a humanized anti-CS1 monoclonal IgG1 antibody administered intravenously, in combination with Revlimid, and dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma in patients who are experiencing a relapse. Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, Washington University, and St Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York will evaluate the...

2008-10-13 12:00:41

The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) today announced the initiation of a three-drug combination study of elotuzumab (also known as HuLuc63), a humanized anti-CS1 monoclonal IgG1 antibody administered intravenously, in combination with REVLIMID(R) (lenalidomide), and dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma in patients who are experiencing a relapse. Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute, Washington University, and St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center of...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) - supporting research and providing education, advocacy, and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers, and physicians - today heralded the expansion of treatment options for previously untreated patients with multiple myeloma, giving patients in Canada and Europe access to drugs similar to what is available to patients in the United States. The announcement, made on September 8, 2008 by the European Commission, provides for the...

2008-08-25 12:01:19

The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium has started a Phase I/II clinical trial with the oral immunomodulatory agent pomalidomide in patients who have received at least two prior therapies including treatments with Revlimid and Velcade for injection. The Phase I study is designed to determine maximum tolerated dose of single-agent pomalidomide while the Phase II randomized study will compare the oral compound's efficacy alone against its combination with dexamethasone. Paul Richardson,...

2008-08-22 18:00:43

The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) today announced the initiation of a clinical trial with the oral immunomodulatory agent pomalidomide (CC-4047) in patients who have received at least two prior therapies including treatments with REVLIMID(R) (lenalidomide) and VELCADE(R) (bortezomib) for Injection. Paul Richardson, MD, Clinical Director of the Jerome Lipper Center for Multiple Myeloma at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is leading the Phase 1 / 2, multicenter, randomized,...

2008-08-13 09:01:15

The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) today announced the initiation of a four-drug combination study with REVLIMID(R) (lenalidomide), VELCADE(R) (bortezomib) for Injection, DOXIL(R) (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection) and dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma in patients who are previously untreated. The University of Michigan, one of fifteen MMRC member institutions, will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the drug combination in patients who have not received...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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